A very nice original US Army Good Conduct Medal set here, complete with matching ribbon bar, lapel pin, and extra ribbon segment. Included also is the original box from the factory, with faint stamping still visible on it's cover. The box shows some water damage, visible in photos. The medal features a period-correct WWII style sewn-on brooch. A great and affordable WWII award set. 

 

The Army Good Conduct Medal was established by Executive Order 8809, dated 28 June 1941, and authorized the award for soldiers completing three years active service after that date.

 

The criteria were amended by Executive Order 9323, dated 31 March 1943, to authorize the award for enlisted soldiers having three years of service after 27 August 1940 or one year of service after 7 December 1941 while the United States is at war.

 

Executive Order 10444, dated 10 April 1953, revised the criteria to authorize the award for soldiers having three years of service after 27 August 1940; one year of service after 7 December 1941 while the United States is at war; and for soldiers having the first award for service after 27 June 1950 upon termination of service, for periods less than three years, but more than one year. An initial award of the Good Conduct Medal can also be awarded to soldiers with less than one year of service if the soldier was discharged due to an injury sustained in the line of duty or if died in service.

 

The medal was designed by Mr. Joseph Kiselewski and approved by the Secretary of War on 30 October 1942.

  • The eagle, with wings spread, denotes vigilance and superiority.
  • The horizontal sword denotes loyalty,
  • The book represents knowledge acquired and ability gained.
  • On the reverse, the lone star denotes merit.
  • The wreath of laurel and oak leaves denotes reward and strength.

US Army Good Conduct Medal, WWII (Cased Set)

SKU: US0032
$30.00Price